This is a picture I found on the internet. We did not stop to take one of Pepper before we took his off.
We came home last night to find one of our kittens stuck in an empty can of cat food. It survived, but it could have been deadly.
After feeding the cats, our dogs like to lick them to make sure they are clean. We are careful about any sharp edges, but saw no harm in giving them to them, at least not until last night.
Several things worked in this kitten's favor. It was not an excessively hot day and he was in the shade. Next was the fact that he could not see to go very far so he was close to our garage, and had not stumbled into the woods.
But even then, it was dark when we came home, so we could not see him next to a stack of pallets. The thing that probably saved his life was PITA.(our dog who has earned her acronym name many times).
She was sitting by the pallets, staring at the ground next to it. It is normal for her to watch for kittens playing there but she always comes back with us to the house when we call her and all the kittens were eating, or so we thought.
This time she just stayed there doing a little whine and staring at the ground. When she does that we have now learned to go see what is bothering her and there was pepper laying flat out, exhausted and a can on his head. At first we were afraid he was dead.
Nope, he shook his head when the can came off and staggered a little bit to the water dish then ate and went off to tell his tale to sister Salt. PITA had earned another star for her persistence to show us Pepper's predicament.
I say another star, because she has done things like this before. She has even brought us cats who have died eslwhere and then sat with me while I buried them. With Blackie, she went over to the grave sat on it a a few minutes before coming back with me to the house.
She has a real buddy/buddy relationship with a cat named Big Boy (the patriarch of our "wild bunch"). I hate to see what she does when he passes. She will probably show me where she wants the grave and try digging it herself. (She practices in my garden ALL the time)